I was recently working out at a gym I don't normally go to. I was out of town and just bought a guest pass for the day. Anyway, I was going about my business just like any other workout and as I was leaving the change room a guy runs past me on the way into the change room to vomit. A few minutes later he emerges from the change room post-barfing proud as a peacock and ready … [Read more...] about Does Barfing = A Good Workout?
I do an excessive amount of people watching in the gym...I'm sure most people there think I'm a bit weird as I'm always scanning the room observing what everyone is doing, and I've come to the realization that although on the surface it seems that everyone is there simply to 'workout' and 'get in shape' there is much more going on under the surface. I came to this … [Read more...] about Punishing Yourself with the Gym
When I started working out I was about 16-17 years old. A buddy of mine and I both got weight sets and we worked out at each others houses in our basements. I was about 5'10 or so and 145-150lbs. I was pretty lanky, and I didn't really know what I was doing. All I knew is that I wanted to be bigger, that's it. I read bodybuilding magazines to find out how to workout (the … [Read more...] about Getting in Shape is a Process not a Destination
Over the past two weeks I have moved from my former dwelling to a new one, in between the two places I went on a 4 day excursion to watch the opening college football game in Syracuse and visit with a good friend of mine. When I got back into town my new place still needed to be furnished and outfitted with just about everything from the ground up. The point is that I spent … [Read more...] about Diet and Fitness Habits and Routines
We've all heard some form of the following phrases: "I need to get in shape", "I'm out of shape", "That person is in great shape", "I used to be in great shape" But I'll bet you've never heard anyone refer to "a shape"...as in "I want to change my body shape" This may sound like nothing more than a semantic error but I think a more important distinction needs to be … [Read more...] about In Shape vs A Shape: Why do You Workout?